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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (new)

    OK, let´s start guessing....
    I am going to try with Paco Rabanne and the newest (?) addition to the "Ultraviolet" line, "Fluoressence".
    The flacon - with a similar construction as the first Ultraviolet - comes in a clear plastic box.
    "sort mess, clean grime" could be refering to the aestetics of Monsieur Rabanne...
    One of the Paris botiques seems to be at Rue du Cherche-midi in Paris. My french is still in remains from grammar school, and I have yet to visit Paris (but I will!), but maybee Timberwolfs troubles with finding it has something to do with this name? OK, that last part was so geeky but at least I tried *;D

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    Thank you for your effort, Vinterdroppe! Yes, it is about the designer's boutique located at Metro Roosevelt. A different designer, though! "Shoemaker" should be of help.

    I hope you guys smiled while reading this one, because, to tell you the truth, I was able to figure out how to make it spray, after three sets of instructions inside! :-) And what surprised me, was the drydown: woody -- a little, but mostly musky vanillic. And powdery!!!


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    Patrick Cox High? But the only adress I can find is Sloane Street.

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    Ahhh that's got to be Ungaro Desnuda because that brush applicator is something else!

    So Congratulations on figuring it out, it took me a while LOL
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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (new)

    Charles Jourdan The Perfume?
    They have a shop near FDR, and they make shoes...and the bottle looks tricky to handle

    It's not an April'sFool joke though, is it?
    There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (new)

    Giorgio Armani Emporio She?

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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (new)

    Sorry to hog the thread: Just thought of Roberto Cavalli Serpentine?

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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (new)

    It was an April Fool's joke, I would never write a letter to the designer, especially like that one... :-[

    And good news is that we have a winner!


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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (almost there)

    I am very dense - which fragrance were you describing? :-?

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    Goddess Dreams already congratulated herself, now please, join me in congratulating her too! ;D Applause, Goddess Dreams!

    With the same concept in its name as Bill Blass Nude and YSL Nu, Desnuda is as hard to get as some non-export lines. Anymore. That's it.

    Notes:
    Top: Grapefruit, tangerine, white peach, red berries, cayenne pepper, cardamom;
    Heart: freesia, jasmine, iris, China rose, mimosa;
    Base: sandalwood, cinnamon, osmanthus, vanilla, musk.

    I could not get a sample, so I HAD to buy a full 40 ml bottle for $9.99. I looked at the box, and the address puzzled me: Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums (shoemaker reference). Next step was to go onto Emanuel Ungaro's website: a gaudy girl scantly clad in garish colors, a picture taken somewhere in a grimy cellar greeted me there (desire to clean up, paint in the riddle), and I clicked on Fragrances. Nothing there. A bright watermelon pink square with the mourning black border. Sob.... Boutique's address is ave. Montaigne, Metro FDRoosevelt (used in the riddle).

    No cap. The sprayer is long and skinny, the same width as the handle of the brush that is attached to the front and seen through the round window on the box. I did not mention the brush, because it would be too easy. So, the fragrance can be dabbed, sprayed or painted and there are three sets of instructions on how to do each. Nice concept, I agree. Yes, Cinderella, you will go the ball, but before... It comes locked, oh, horror! "It wouldn't spray, I wouldn't sleep"...

    The fragrance itself is fresh oriental (oxymoron again!): starts sharp, green and peppery, but not heavy or rich. Cinnamon and cardamom are there, but those are not huge containers, rather they are just a dash rubbed between the fingers. It warms up gradually and becomes gummy bears, you know what I mean? Not as sweet as Cashmere Mist or Hot Couture, though. I feel osmanthus -- again I wish I paid more attention to Botany while at school! -- early, and I do not find any mimosa there. Sandalwood is murky, vanilla is quiet and musk makes it very skin-like. No sillage or entrance making with Desnuda (unlike Diva). It is a keeper! If anyone wants to try it, please pm me.

    Thank you for reading the boring part! :


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    Not boring at all.

    I came late on this.
    Please start #38!

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    Default Re: Teaser # 37 (solved)

    If you thought that all the previous riddles were hard, read on, please. This coming one is going to be different in honor of April 1 and Helg joining the fun. All names in this riddle are products of author's imagination and are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual fragrances or notes, is entirely coincidental. ;D

    Riddle # 38.

    With the new creative director Thor Fond, a well-known company S.T. Louder is planning to boost sales by re-launching their existing fragrances. There would be some significant modifications made in the notes, color of juice, and a novelty gift with the purchase will be offered to assure their appeal to the younger, hipper audience. From the clues below, please, can you work out each fragrance's name, new added note, its color and a gift with the purchase? And which fragrance will be colored Mauve ravageur?

    1. Booty Fool's juice is burnt orange now, and it is not the one with the fresh ozonic note of WD-40 that comes together with a guppy fish. Wet Linen, however, will not be buttermilk white.

    2. No Owing will have a sweet mesmerising shoe-polish note added. The color of the perfume with the uplifting celery cup-cake accord will be light green.

    3. The deep purple colored fragrance will be promoted with a thick cloud of smoke as a gift.

    4. With every purchase of Dazzling Mold, a packet of vetiver seeds will be enclosed.

    5. The laser lash-curler is not planned to be included if you are buying the fragrance with the intoxicating frozen vodka note, and the name of the latter is not Ali Aged.

    6. A bottle of dehydrated water is the gift with the purchase of the fragrance that appears in the alphabetical list immediately ahead of the one with the added tangy ketchup note.

    Summary
    Fragrances: Ali Aged, No Owing, Booty Fool, Wet Linen, Dazzling Mold.
    Notes: shoe polish, celery cup-cake, WD-40, frozen vodka, ketchup.
    Colors: Deep purple, buttermilk white, mauve ravageur, light green, burnt orange.
    Gifts: Laser lash-curler, thick cloud of smoke, vetiver seeds, guppy, dehydrated water.

    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!

    PS From the same sources we found out that April 1, 2007 releases will include Leisures, In Tuition, Asti, Below Hell and Cellophane.

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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (new)

    WOW! I see you love Logic puzzles too!! ;D
    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (new)

    Well of course, I am a Gemini! Not your typical Gemini, though!


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    Dear Wolfie, I only wish you were the boss of their marketing group, that would positively bring the company to new hights!
    Please, send me some samples of at least Ali Aged and Below Hell, when you get there, will you??

    PS: A laser lash-curler would be great too, but please, no guppies...

    ;D ;D ;D 8-)
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    I know.... On the other note, I am a member of a TM Angel club here in the US, and every once in a while I am receiving their promotional items in a mail: a bracelet that can be used as a choker, a sample of their new scent, etc. And every time I am bewildered to open up and read their booklet, to only find how unimaginative their people are!


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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (new)

    It is almost tomorrow now. Will you, people, please, stop laughing, roll up your sleeves, sharpen your pencils, and start solving? ;D Clue: Booty Fool's added note should appear first.


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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (clue)

    I`ll give it a try:

    Alliage:
    Light green, celery cup-cake, dehydrated water

    Beautiful:
    Burnt orange, ketchup, laser lash-curler

    Knowing:
    Deep purple, shoe-polish, thick cloud of smoke

    White Linen:
    Mauve ravageur, WD-40, guppy

    Dazzling Gold:
    Buttermilk white, frozen vodka, vetiver seeds

    Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (clue)

    Musse, you are the winner in the ultimate challenge of # 38. I could not believe my eyes first, but you got all of them correctly. Fanfares for Musse!

    Please stay connected for more fun.


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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (solved)

    Thank you, Timberwolf!

    This one was so challenging and fun... ;D ;D ;D

    I have always wondered why my vetiver seeds won`t grow, but after reading your puzzle, I assume I have to use dehydrated water.


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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (solved)

    Thank you for your interest if you are still with us. ;D ;D ;D at Musse, the greenest thumb gardener of all time and people!!!

    Guess what? While working on one of the next Teasers, I found out that there is no information about the fragrance and the company on the net whatsoever, so I wrote a letter to Le Comite Francais du Parfum -- Never say "Never!" -- because the designer is listed as a participating member. Let's see what they will answer, or if they bother to answer at all! I will drop it in the mail today.

    In the meantime, I will post a new teaser soon, please stay in good spirits!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberwolf
    Thank you for your interest if you are still with us. * ;D *;D *;D at Musse, the greenest thumb gardener of all time and people!!! *

    Guess what? *While working on one of the next Teasers, I found out that there is no information about the fragrance and the company on the net whatsoever, so I wrote a letter to Le Comite Francais du Parfum -- Never say "Never!" -- because the designer is listed as a participating member. *Let's see what they will answer, or if they bother to answer at all! *I will drop it in the mail today. *

    In the meantime, I will post a new teaser soon, please stay in good spirits!
    WOW! Your teasers are getting harder and harder!!! So it will be even more challenging to reply! (I have to refresh my french to phone to Le Comité Francais du Parfum looking for clues...) ;D

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    Default Re: Teaser # 38 (solved)

    Ok, the letter has been sent. Now it is 84 cents, used to be 80. I doubt that they will answer it, but one never knows.

    This is about a different perfume, though. An easy riddle, for a change. To make you all feel better after Musse's Grand Victory. :-*

    Riddle # 39.

    You may run away, or hide, or cover
    From this scent, or cough, or sneeze.
    It's distinct, for sure, it will hover,
    It will haunt you, like a bad disease! ;D

    With two sets of notes, one right here,
    And another on the French osMoz,
    My advice is simple: steer clear
    Of its magnitude. It's mine! It was! :'(

    There is no smoke without fire,
    No rose without a thorn, they say.
    Heavy orange ornament, refreshing, dire...
    Where there's smoke, look for ____________!

    Good luck and please stay in good spirits! I will too!


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    Default Re: Teaser # 39 (new)

    Le Feu d'Issey?

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    Thanks for your interest again. Tovah, you beat them all to it! Hats off to you! I imagine, soon we all will be so good at it, that it would require me just a few words, and you will know what I am talking about! ;D In # 39 it was a single line describing the packaging and the fragrance itself: "Heavy orange ornament, refreshing, dire..." Congratulations, darling!

    According to Basenotes directory, Le Feu D'Issey (1998) comes with
    Top: Bulgarian Rose, Coriander;
    Heart: Sichuan Pepper, Golden Japanese Lily;
    Base: Guaiac wood, Milky Amber;

    while osMoz insists that there are notes of:
    Top: Bergamot, Coconut, Rosewood, Anise;
    Middle: Jasmine, Rose, Milk, Caramel;
    Base: Cedar, Sandal, Vanilla, Musk

    found in it, as if they are speaking about two different fragrances.

    To me it is starting with milky caramel with ambery undertones, then it is oh so soft! rose with green herbs (tarragon, basil, sage, even dill and tomato leaf). The rose stays and becomes intense even hyperbolized to the unhuman proportions, while the herbs are drying and darkening and turning into black pepper, laurel leaf, nutmeg. It is not woody per se, although there is a little woody-citrus theme going on, it is spicy without being hot, unlike Theorema, Black Cashmere or Asja, which is refreshing, IMHO.

    The Nose is Jacques Cavallier and the packaging was designed by Gwenael Nicolas. It does look like a Christmas ornament, until you pick it up, because it is heavy glass covered with irredescent plastic of bright orange hues. And to make the sprayer pop up, you have to "help" it a little from the bottom.

    "It's mine! It was! :'(" refers to its being discontinued. There is a light version now on the market, but where is the pepper? where is the sharp greens? where is the intrigue? Though Le Feu is hard to come by nowadays, one Basenoter is willing to decant, please check the Directory if you are interested.

    Thanks for staying with us and be ready for more. Good day.


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    Default Re: Teaser # 39 (solved)

    Timberwolf - these riddles are so much fun and they're great learning experiences! I look forward to them. I'm excited to see #40

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    Default Re: Teaser # 39 (solved)

    Ready for a difficult one?

    Ridd Le # 40.

    High on the mountain peak
    Infinity in all directions.
    This solitary moon looks down
    Admiring its reflections in the icy pond.

    In fragrant mist of clear moonlight
    An old cypress stands,
    Glistening with raindrops
    Of ghostly gorges.

    Burning bamboo smoke vanishes...
    The swallows gathering herbs remember
    Brocade carpet of homeland jasmine
    That must be in bloom.

    Sunlight bright sighs
    About midnight rain.

    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!


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    Could it be Lagerfeld Sun Moon Stars?
    indeed jasmine is so prominent in it...

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    well this is probably totally off but the play on words made me think of Deep Night by Ghost... the one in a purple crescent moon shaped bottle...

    Another good one by the way.... I truly enjoy these riddles

    Thank you Timberwolf!
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    Default Re: Teaser # 40 (new)

    YSL Nu?

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